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RISHI KUMAR FOR US CONGRESS

U.S. Representative
CA-16

ELECTION ON JUNE 7TH, 2022

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Anna Eshoo

  • “At age 78, with 28 years in Congress, there’s been whispers that it’s time for Eshoo to retire. This unforced error is going to escalate that discussion.”
    - Palo Alto Daily Post’s Dave Price (April 2021)
  • Holding Us Back Democrat Has spent 44 years in political office
  • A Lobbyist-Controlled, Failed Seniority In Washington #1 recipient of Pharma money in the U.S. House, opposes Medicare for All and legislated to increase drug prices, while chairing the House Health Subcommittee
  • Failed To Lead And Legislate Sponsored only 4 trivial bills, but claimed 45

Rishi Kumar

  • “If I am a Democrat, he (Rishi) gets my vote.”
    - San Mateo Daily Journal’s Matt Grocott (February 2022)
  • Fighting for Our Future A tech executive, in the AI/ML, Big Data Software industry, reelected with the most votes in 64 years of Saratoga's election history
  • Unbought and Uncorrupted Will always reject campaign contributions from PACs and Special Interest Groups and work to repeal Citizens United. Will champion Medicare for All.
    As a councilmember, Rishi continues to reject real-estate and land developer campaign contributions
  • Innovating & Delivering Results Such As Successfully applying the hi-tech framework to finding real solutions and getting-things-done
    Reducing burglaries by 47% and defeating 9 of San Jose Water Company's rate increases

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Rishi will fight for peace!

America’s defense spending is greater than the next 10 countries combined. We should cut our bloated defense budget, not increase. The new wars are going to be an economic warfare, biowarfare, bioterrorism. America needs to be prepared! Our defense strategy has to evolve, focused upon protecting America and not upon regime change wars. We need to actively pull back from bases all over the world, develop a pandemic preparedness plan and be ready for the economic warfare of the future; protect ourselves from bioterrorism and biowarfare.

Here is Rishi's stand on the Russian-Ukraine situation.

A contrast of two Democrats, Rishi Kumar and Rep. Anna Eshoo

Anna Eshoo

Rep. Anna Eshoo has supported the following U.S wars.

  • Libya (2011)
  • Afghanistan (2003)
  • War on Terror (2001)
  • Balkan Wars
  • Somalia (1995)

$6.3Trillion have gone towards war since 2000. These dollars would be better spent at home and to prioritize the needs of our country. Our failed foreign policy must end and we must get our brothers and sisters out of harm’s way by withdrawing America from ongoing conflicts.

Uptick in Military: Rep. Anna Eshoo voted YES for the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020. Spend: President Trump has deployed 15,000 U.S Troops into the Middle East over the last 8 month. Congress just approved a $738 billion military budget, a $22 billion increase over last year. That is a whopping $130 billion increase in the last 3 years. Is this spending justified? Yes, Rep. Anna Eshoo supported this budget increase. Did you know 40 House Democrats voted NO?

Rishi Kumar

Not All Democrats are the same. As your congressman...

  • I will NOT support regime change wars. Bringing America to the brink of war is not necessary considering the challenges we face here throughout America's communities. That’s why it’s so important , now more than ever, for our country that we stand together for peace now.
  • I will seek to limit the Presidential use of force without congressional approval.
  • I would not support increases in the military budget when we have crucial domestic challenges that need to be addressed.
  • I will maintain a stance of keeping Americans safe, out of war, and putting the money to work in America.
  • I will vote to block any federal funding for military action taken for wars without congressional approval.
NOTE: I do commend Rep. Eshoo for not supporting the war with Iraq and intervention in Yemen and Syria

There is no victory in endless war and I will do my utmost.
https://www.sfchronicle.com/opinion/article/Congress-has-been-missing-in-action-on-war-and-15021774.php